The problem with the high end of today is that bullshit largely rules and there is ever more focus on what gear looks like, on how thick the faceplate is, and ever less on whether it makes music. It has become all too easy to make a piece of gear that looks and feels the part yet sounds abundantly mid fi. It is the perfect analog to the values of the bibliophile who judges a book only by its cover and never by its content.
The Sampan Music Box (Shown: satin black) "...the Music Box can at once separate and define each voice, letting the tones and timbres stand apart, yet blend sweetly in harmony." Paul Cervantes Blog, November 29, 2016